South Shore - Playground parking area to Burkett Park Loop

Looking for a Mate
The weather is warmer and Spring is here. This cactus wren was singing loud and long, hoping to attract a mate.
User: MikeHikes - 4/29/2022

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: halfstar  Solitude: 5stars
Miles Hiked: 7.30 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours


Leg 1 -  Playground parking area > Horny Toad trailhead > Tasajilla Flats > Nature Trail > Lanky Lackey > WS to LL Connector > Burkett Park     3.9 miles

Leg 2 -  Burkett Park > Winding Snake > Chaparral > Red Dam Loop > Chaparral > Playground parking area    3.4 miles

Temp started at 72, ended at 82.  Cloudy then mostly sunny.  Steady SW winds from 10-15mph w/higher gusts.

A pleasant hike along dry and easy to traverse trails.  The park is greening up with the mesquite trees lime green leaves filled with feathery fronds.  A few of the Lace cactus have buds growing but no flowers yet.  Lots of lizards were seen as were numerous birds - Spring is here and they are singing for mates (photo attached).  I saw two cottontail rabbits and a few deer but no other animals.  Of note - there were about 20 Turkey Vultures riding the winds and coming quite low to look for food but I never saw any land so no luck there.


Water, shade, info kiosk, toilets and a bicycle repair station available at Playground parking area.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at Burkett Park.

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Looking for a Mate
Area around San Angelo State Park
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